The Beauty Of God
by Shanna George
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I was was looking at some beautiful flowers, and and I was reflecting on how truly beautiful and perfect nature is, how it reflects the beauty of its creator.
I can see how out of place man seems to be in Gods creation of nature.
How nature pleases Him, it works just as He created it, every process from seed to flower and again to seed. It performs God's perfect will, as it follows God's perfect plan. Every tree and every animal and every bird does exactly as He made it do.
Even the animals have a way He has planted in their genes, and they obey Him.
God created the heavens and earth as a manifestation of His glory, wisdom and power. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Psalm 19:1 and Psalm 8:1
God created man and nature to worship Him in all of His glory and for us to see Him in all His glory. All of nature shout out praise to Him who made them. They worship Him in His glorious splendor. Ps., 98:7-8, Ps. 148:1-10, Is. 55:12
Oh, how much more does He desire and expect to receive, glory, honor and praise from human beings.
But not so with man, since God gave Him a free will, man has gone his own way from the beginning, and everything but God seems to interest man.
Even in the garden of Eden, man had to do his own thing, and caused all men to fall from grace, and unto death. Is it any wonder why we see man in such a sick diseased sin condition.
Man does what he wills to do, and all his beauty fades, and when he continues in sin, he gets sick, and he dies. Unless He returns to God.
Sometimes sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God as was Lazarus death and healing.
I believe from the garden of Eden man has followed his own selfish needs and desires.
But for this moment let us take our eyes off of man in the world and place it on His creation and look and see if we can get a glimpse of the creator.
How absolutely perfect is He, so absolutely beautiful, if we can get any idea of Him we can see it in His creation.
I think it is a reminder to us, to take the time to look at the beauty of nature and for that moment in time to look into the Creators face as we look upon His handiwork.
You can see His love for us, and for the need to be loved by us and worshiped.
You see He is what is important, it isn't about us at all.
He wants us to see His beauty, He wants us to see how absolutely perfect he is, and it is our own will that stands in the way of that perfectness that we see in His creation.
He wants us to be in awe of Him and to worship Him, in spirit and in truth.
How bleak a life it becomes when we forget to stop and smell the flowers or take a walk on a beach, and arise to see the sunrise, or to look upon the beautiful gardens of His creation. And thank Him for all the beauty around us, and for His grace and love towards us.
God wants us to see Him in all His glory, it is everywhere and we can see His beauty in all things, but we are so caught up with our circumstances in life to take the time to really see Him.
I believe that is why the bible says over and over, to seek Him and then we will find him, the Lord wants us to know Him to experience His beauty, and to make Him our all in all, to have Him be our central focus each and every day.
The Lord is calling us to draw nigh unto Him, he wants to reveal himself to us, and He wants us to make that decision to make Him everything in our lives.
Our families are so transient, they are here and gone tomorrow, but the Lord has made it possible so that we can spend eternity with Him and with our families if we will all turn to him in love and adoration while we are here on earth,
What better then to use this time in admiration and thanks four His mercy and love toward us, who do not deserve to be loved in this way. Yet he loves us right where we are.
This moment of time is just a thought in God's mind, he longs for us, our time with Him and taking the time to know Him, as we sojourn on earth.
When all is said and done, when it is time for the silver cord to be broken, our greatest need will be to have used this time on earth to know Him and to build that relationship with Him so that when we are with Him for eternity, it will be like seeing our beloved again.
It will be a surprise to know it was never His idea just to put us on earth to have a family and to live how we want, and to attain what we want.
No, I believe he put us here as a test, he gave us free will, and He wants us to willingly turn our hearts in thanksgiving to Him, and to adore Him, to find your love for Him greater then all that is in the world. It is all temporal, it is all passing away. it is Him that is eternal it is Him we need to know so that we can spend eternity with Him, loving Him.
Why do we find a need for everything but Him, why do we create doctrines that will take us into the world chasing after things instead of drawing us ever closer to the Lord.
It has always been a problem, the children of Israel did the same thing, and you would think by now we would all have learned what the Lord wants from us. Our hearts.
We have seen the same pattern from the garden of Eden, people begin to forget the Lord, and they begin to create idols for themselves instead of worshiping the Lord who is present everywhere and wants and desires so much to have a relationship with us. Just as He does with His creation.
He wants us to bathe in His Presence, and enjoy His majesty.
We must get back to putting Him first, we need to cry out for more of Him, and to begin to appreciate Him in all of His glory, to worship and praise Him with all of our hearts.
Take a moment and think on how it is Him that keeps you breathing this very moment, without Him you would have no life in you. He is the one who is always there for you, who lavishes His love on you, he is all that is beautiful in this life and the next, He is in everything, everything our eyes behold as beautiful, everything that takes our breathe away.
He is the one who never leaves us nor forsakes us.
Our families may leave us, or turn away from us, but the Lord is always there, always ready to reach out to us in love.
Take this moment to thank and praise Him for His great love and for you. Begin to thank and praise Him for all that you are and all that He has given you.
My heart longs for the living God, and to see Him face to face in all His beauty. To be in His embrace, to hear Him speak those words of love.
We are most precious to him, and we forget just how much He loves us, and has poured His love upon us daily, giving us the beauty of creation to see Him and worship Him..
I want to know Him in such a way that I can get a glimpse of eternity, to see Him in all His awesomeness.
Cry out to Him holy, He is magnificent, we need Him more then anything else that could catch our hearts, everything else in this life is vanity. Seek Him beloved and you will find Him.
Spring is here, and soon we will see flowers everywhere, we will see new life, springing up, and the birds will be singing with joy with the newness of life, and everything will be green again. This is a time for us to take it all in, and to see God and to thank Him for everything.
It was His sacrificial death, for us that gives us new life in Him, we are no longer separated, it is only our own hearts and minds and "stuff" that separate us from the beautiful God, now we can walk and talk with Him, just as Adam and Eve did in the garden.
He is waiting for you to come to him, to lay your head upon his chest, so that He can soothe your cares away.
It is breath taking, He is breath taking. He is beautiful, He is glorious, he is love, He is our life, he is our everything.
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